Rachel Daly bids farewell to the Houston Dash

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Rachel Daly was on hand Friday night to bid farewell to the Houston Dash, with the English star heading to Women’s Super League club Aston Villa.

The 30-year-old was honored before the Dash’s home game against Racing Louisville, with Houston’s mayor proclaiming August 12th Rachel Daly Day.

Daly spent seven years with the Dash before announcing her transfer to Aston Villa in early August. The Houston captain decided to return to the Women’s Super League to be closer to home.

“I’m so passionate about this club. It holds such a special place in my heart…they’ve been an absolutely amazing club to be a part of,” Daly said of the Houston Dash.

Daly has served as the face of the Dash, helping to establish the team as a competitive force in the NWSL.

In her seven years with the NWSL club, Daly tallied 40 regular-season goals and ten assists, leading Houston to a pivotal 2020 Challenge Cup title.

Daly’s transfer to Aston Villa comes after the fullback clinched a maiden Euro title with England in July.